Connie Medhus

Thursday, August 27, 2020
Connie Medhus

Connie Medhus, 66, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, at her summer home in rural Carrington, North Dakota.

Connie Renee Gussiaas was born on May 24, 1954, in Jamestown, North Dakota, to Edwin and Margaret (Schroeder) Gussiaas. She graduated from Carrington High School. Connie continued her education at North Dakota State School of Science, Wahpeton, North Dakota, for her Licensed Practical Nurse’s degree and later in Sheridan, Wyoming, for her Register Nurse’s degree.

Connie met the love of her life, Lowell Medhus in Harvey, North Dakota while working at the St. Aloisius Nursing Home. They were married in Bison, South Dakota on December 3, 1982. They moved to Cooperstown, North Dakota for a few years and then relocated to Crow Agency, Montana.

Then in 1986, the family moved to Hardin, Montana where she worked at the nursing home and then later at the Indian Health Service in Crow Agency as a surgical nurse.

She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Hardin.

She loved gardening, painting, such as water painting and acrylics, baking, cooking and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, grandparents and many aunts and uncles.

Connie is survived by her husband of 38 years, Lowell; three daughters, Michelle (Tom) Certalic, Crystal (Ty Kline) Sorenson and Heather (Chad) Toavs; a son, Mike (Kellee) Medhus; grandchildren, Faith Certalic, Aidan Certalic, Payton Steffan, Devin Steffan, Kylie Toavs, Coil Toavs, Aubree Madera, Lilly Madera, Raylee Channel; close cousins, Gary Topp, James Topp, Gene Topp; aunts Phyllis Gussiaas, Judy Swanson, Mabel Bittner; and very special friend, Ellen Kienitz.

Funeral services were held Saturday Aug. 22, 2020 at St. John’s Catholic Church in New Rockford, North Dakota.

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